GWOT = Global War On Terror.
101 = Introductory course.
"shoestring - - a small sum of money : capital inadequate or barely adequate to the needs of a transaction started the business on a shoestring"
Terrorism is a business? Certain groups recognized and categorized as terrorists can also be thought of as businessmen? From an Israeli media outlet:
"Hezbollah and Hamas rank at top of Forbes’ ‘Richest Terror Groups’ list"
RICHES HOWEVER NOT NECESSARILY NEEDED!
TERRORISTS OPERATING ON THE PROVERBIAL SHOESTRING CAN ACCOMPLISH EVIL-DEEDS THE COST TO THEM OF WHICH IS A MERE PITTANCE!
Consider the bombings of the two American embassies in east Africa:
"On May 1998, a villa in Nairobi was purchased by one of the bombers to enable a bomb to be built in the garage. Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan purchased a beige Toyota Dyna truck in Nairobi and a 1987 Nissan Atlas refrigeration truck in Dar es Salaam. Six metal bars were used to form a 'cage' on the back of the Atlas to accommodate the bomb."
"In June 1998, KK Mohamed rented House 213 in the Illala district of Dar es Salaam . . . A white Suzuki Samurai was used to haul bomb components hidden in rice sacks, to House 213."
"In both Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Mohammed Odeh supervised construction of two very large, 2,000-pound (900 kg) destructive devices. The Nairobi bomb was made of 400 to 50 500 cylinders of TNT (about the size of drink cans), ammonium nitrate, aluminum powder and detonating cord . . . The Dar es Salaam bomb was of slightly different construction: the TNT was attached to fifteen oxygen tanks and gas canisters, and was surrounded with four bags of ammonium nitrate fertilizer and some sand bags to tamp and direct the blast."
"Al Qaeda funded a number of terrorist operations, including the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa (which cost approximately $10,000)."
THAT IS $10,000 USD!
Thanks also to the 9/11 Commission report.